Splashdown 8 - Grafton Canoe Regatta

Event Details
Fri 24th Feb 2023 (6pm) to Sun 26th Feb 2023 (3pm)
Grafton Scout Hall
1 North St Grafton
Google Map
Scouts - $55.00
Leaders / Adults - $40.00
Open: Mon 30th Jan 2023 (5.45pm)
Close: Mon 20th Feb 2023 (11pm)
Brief Summary:
Splashdown 8 is back. Are you keen to learn new canoeing skills and have some fun on the way
Additional Information

Splashdown #8 - Grafton Canoe Regatta - 24-26 February 2023

Are you keen to learn canoeing skills?

Splashdown was last held in 2018, and its back by request!

This camp is designed to give scouts basic canoe skills - water safety, paddling strokes and deep-water rescue techniques etc, in line with requirements for OAS Paddling Level 1-4.  

This is a fully catered camp so all food and drink will be provided, this includes – Friday supper (please arrange for your own dinner); - Saturday Breakfast, MT, Lunch, AT, Dinner; - Sunday Breakfast, MT, Lunch.

The camp site will be open for set up from 4-00pm Friday, but please arrange for your own dinner Friday night.

The cost also covers camping fee.


- full scout uniform.

- mess kit, plate, bowl, cup, cutlery and a tea towel.

- sleeping bag, sleeping mat, pillow.

- clothes to wear in the canoes (these will get wet) boardies and rash shirt would be good.

- footwear to wear in the canoes (these will get wet) - wet shoes, old runners, dive booties etc - not crocs, thongs or slip on's

- clothes and footwear to change into and wear around camp - not thongs or crocs - (footwear must be worn at all times on this camp).

- wide brim hat - (no caps).

- warm jacket or jumper and rain coat.

- towels X 2.

- personal first aid kit - with sunscreen and insect repellent.

- plastic bag to put wet clothes in.

- best scout behaviour - sense of fun and adventure.

- trophies to be won - boys = most dramatic capsize - girls = most stylish capsize - so get your act worked out and rehearsed.


- canoes, paddles, PFD's that fit all participants. PLEASE NOTE - (PFD's need to be type 50 (old type 2) in hi visibility colours - type 50+ (old type 3) usually blue in colour are not suitable for this camp). PFD's must be worn at all times while in or on the water at this camp!

- tents for all participants.

- unit flags and stand.

- SCOUT LEADERS - please contact me if your unit has more canoes than you require or if your unit requires more.

- SCOUT LEADERS - please familiarise yourself with the document "canoeing and kayaking for scouts and venturers in the northern rivers district" - this document is the basis of what is taught on this camp - go over the relevant points with your troop before the camp. It can be found on the North Coast region web site under - Activities - Activity resources   

- we need to see all canoe qualified leaders at this camp - letsget our scouts out on the water - safely and having fun!!!!

- Cancellation refund policy - after 19th February no refund.

E-Permission Active What is this?
Registrations Closed